Do I need a script assessment?

If you feel stuck knowing your story isn’t working or not quite right and no idea why or how to proceed. An external viewpoint is incredibly valuable and essential. It’s hard to step back and look at your own work objectively when you’ve been so close to it for a long time.

You might be reworking your dialogue, but have neglected the overarching story, which may need drastic attention. Getting someone to read your script is hard enough, but having an outsider read your script and providing unbiased feedback can have huge benefits, helping you refocus on what needs most addressing. 

Why choose All The Pigs?

All The Pigs pride ourselves on a reputation for excellence. We have a longstanding experience of reading and giving feedback on scripts. Offering guidance and support, we believe writers should have access to script assessment services in order to better understand their writing, improve their story and receive clear, honest and constructive feedback. Highlighting what you’re doing right, what’s not working and understanding why. We want you will feel better equipped to tackle the next draft of your script, empowering you as a writer.

We understand because we’re writers too!

We know how hard it can be for writers to gain useful feedback. It feels like feedback is only given to scripts being considered for development or if shortlisted for a competition. Script reports can be brief, vague and misinterpreted, leaving you feeling confused and deflated, asking more questions than you had to begin with.

We understand that this is an exposing process. Our sole intention is to help writers create a better draft of their work. By being encouraging, supportive, constructive, inspire confidence, but it's also vital to understand that we believe for feedback to be truly valuable in the long-term, it's essential we are also truth-telling. We focus on structure, characters, dialogue, story, theme, plot, and conflict. Letting you know what needs work, what needs removing, what the strengths and weaknesses are of your work to make your script the best it can be.  

 

 

We will NOT fix your script!

Only you can do that. But we will offer questions, suggestions, and strategies to investigate what works and what doesn’t. Only the writer can put these into practice.

 

What we can tell you, with confidence, is having over 15 years of experience as writers and creatives. We’ve learned from making many mistakes. We’ve been script reporters for writing competitions, teach creative writing courses and had our scripts commissioned for Film, TV, Theatre, and Radio. We’re still active in the creative industry and are surrounded by many mentors, as well as being mentors ourselves.

 

What scripts do we accept? 

All The Pigs offer script assessments for writers at all levels. We offer script assessments for:

Theatre

Film

TV

Radio

 

 

How to Submit

You can either send us an email info@allthepigs.org with your script attached, using the heading Script Assessment or send us a hard copy to our offices:

All The Pigs

Queensgate House

48 Queen Street

Exeter, Devon

EX4 3SR

Please ensure your script and text are in the correct format (page size A4, 12-point font, double spaced, with pages numbered.)

 

If you have selected to post work and would like your manuscript returned, please include a SAE with sufficient postage attached. All The Pigs cannot accept liability for loss or damage and we strongly recommend you obtain a tracking receipt from the Post Office to ensure you can track your submission. All scripts sent by post without a SAE will be securely recycled 2 weeks after their assessment.

 

Scripts of up to 60 pages - £100

Scripts of between 61-120 pages - £175

Any additional pages are priced at £1 per page